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Opposition Framing Govt with Grenade Attacks- Opondo

The legislators posted on their various social media accounts that grenade explosions had been heard at their residences in Makindye and Magere, on Monday night.
Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has downplayed reports of explosives that were last night hurled at residences of two opposition legislators, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and Allan Sewanyana.

The two, are part of the team of MPs that was last week suspended from parliament after a series of fist fights seeking to block the presentation of a motion for the amendment of article 102 (b) of the constitution which seeks to lift the cap on the presidential age.

The legislators posted on their various social media accounts that grenade explosions had been heard at their residences in Makindye and Magere, on Monday night.

“For the second time, last night explosives were again thrown at my residence and exploded! No one hurt but property damaged...” Kyagulanyi Posted on his twitter handle HEBobiwine.

On his Facebook page, Allan Ssewanyana also posted on that a grenade had been thrown at his residence in Makindye.

Kyagulanyi says that he has been receiving death threats over the past few days with anonymous calls targeting him and his family,

“These are cowardly acts which must be condemned by all people of good conscience. We are not involved in the war. We are just citizens who are interested in a good country for ourselves and the generations to come,” Kyagulanyi added.

Police detectives have been dispatched to the residents of the two MPs to carry out investigations.

But Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says the grenades could be scare tactics initiated by opposition leaders to frame government. He adds that flash-bang grenades, like those shared in pictures by the two MPs, are only used for training purposes are not harmful.

“Some opposition elements could have acquired them.” Ofwono Opondo said adding that Opposition MPs know they don't have the numbers and logical arguments to stop the ongoing Age Limit debate and are now using scarecrow tactics.

Ofwono says the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party does not have a record or history of killing the political opposition.

Attempts to speak to the police spokesperson Asan Kasingye were futile as he was in for a meeting by press time.